Friday, February 22, 2008
INDIA'S SUPREME COURT SNUBS RAJ THACKERAY
"I AM AN INDIAN FIRST, INDIAN LAST" - R.S. Gavai, Governor of Bihar
By Manuwant Choudhary
Not politicians...it takes the Supreme Court to speak up against the violence against north Indians in Maharashtra by Raj Thackeray. "We will not allow the balkanisation of India".....this is what the court said after a public interest petition came up for hearing before it.
Although the petitioner has been asked to first approach the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court's tone is clear.
And in Bihar itself an unruly opposition compels the Bihar Governor R.S. Gavai to openly condemn the violence in Maharashtra.
"I am an Indian first, Indian last, " is what he said. Are the Thackeray's listening?
But still no word from our Indian Prime Minister, not even his squeaky voice, perhaps he doesn't want to disturb his squeaky clean image in front of the Thackerays.
Or is he too busy advising Mr.P. Chidamabaram on the doles for farmers after thousands have committed suicides.
For the Indian farmer the budget means nothing, governments mean even less...they just live in this geographical area called India and love their land which the Congress Party is forcibly taking away for Special Economic Zones.
Perhaps, the Indian farmer should decide the governments budget, not the other way round.